Dear South Holland School District 151 Families and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Our students at Taft School (Pre-K – 1), Eisenhower School (2 – 3), Madison School (4 – 5) and Coolidge Middle School (6 – 8) will start school on Tuesday, August 8. Please remember that all students must be registered online in order to start school. If you need information about registering your child for school, please click here.
We are excited to welcome back our outstanding teaching and support staff members who work tirelessly to provide all of our students with a quality education. We have also added some outstanding new staff members to our ranks. Our dedicated teachers participated in ongoing professional development during the summer and are well-prepared to help each of our students grow.
During the summer, we also have made some upgrades to our school technology, our district telephone system, and our school and district security systems. South Holland School District 151 will continue to provide our students with a high quality education in a safe, beautiful, and well-equipped environment.
During the month of August, our students will take beginning-of-the-year assessments including the NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). The MAP assessment is an online assessment that we administer to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade three times per year. We use the results of the MAP assessment to monitor how well individual students are performing and how much they are growing during the year. In January, after the second test, our teachers and administrators review student performance and growth and plan ways to enhance or improve student learning. Families will receive MAP assessment results at Parent Teacher Conferences on Friday, October 6. Our first intersession will take place from October 9 through October 20.
We are looking forward to a great year!
Dr. Teresa Hill
Superintendent of Schools